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Most Unique Bars in London That You Should Visit 🍸

Planning a trip to London and looking for a fun yet unique night out? We've compiled a list of some of our favorite bars that all carry a unique twist. Read on below to plan a truly extraordinary and unforgettable night out in London Town.

Published by
Sophie_Coderre·6/27/2023
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Five Unique Bars in London

Below, you'll find a list of our recommendations for bars to visit when in London that stand out among the rest in the city.

1. The Discount Suit Company

Outside it looks like a run-down suit tailor’s shop, but step inside and down to the cellar and you’re greeted with the coziest, yet liveliest atmosphere.

The cocktails are truly one of a kind, and speaking from personal experience, are some of the best! They're also greatly priced.

This bar is located a stone’s throw away from Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane.

When planning a visit, you’ll definitely want to book ahead as this space fills up fast.

2. Looking Glass Cocktail Club

Also located in Shoreditch, this bar has a secret additional bar in the back that can only be accessed by a door disguised as a large mirror. You can choose to enjoy some drinks in the first bar and indulge in cocktails made with a special twist.

Made with a Rotary Evaporator or Rotovap, the cocktail liquids are heated to a temperature that removes solvents and heightens the flavors through evaporation.

This bar hosts a lot of fun and upbeat events like drag bingo, DJs, and lots of great workshops and concerts. Make sure to book your visit ahead of time.

3. The Cauldron

You have to check out this wizard-themed bar located in London's Hackney District. The Cauldron offers a special interactive cocktail "potions" making experience.

Patrons get to dress up like wizards and carry a magic wand that controls the most unexpected objects in the bar.

You can either book the magical potion-making experience or make a reservation for just some drinks. Either way, you're going to see some bubbling, mistified, or smoky magical alcoholic creations (Or non-alcoholic if you so choose).

They also offer an at-home magical cocktail-making kit that you can purchase online.

You can visit a Cauldron magical-themed bar in London, as well as in Brighton, Edinburgh, New York, Philly, or Chicago.

4. The Umbrella Workshop

A sister bar to Discount Suit Company, The Umbrella Workshop is owned and operated by the same company; The Umbrella Project.

Both bars are set in Shoreditch but what makes the Umbrella Workshop so unique is the fact that only 12 bar guests can be accommodated at one time—making for a small intimate setting.

The workshop is also the tasting studio for all the cocktails that are sold at the Umbrella Project’s bars such as The Discount Suit Company. We tried some delicious and unique cocktails like the Kyro Bueno, my personal favorite, which tastes quite similar to, and is a play on words with the Kinder Bueno chocolate bar.

5. Cahoots

Looking to travel back in time to 1940s London? Journey to Soho, walk through the main doors of an old railway station where you can unwind at the ticket counter, or walk down the steps to the old underground to be transported to a land of swing, jazz, and phenomenal cocktails.

The bar offers three unique locations; the Ticket Hall, Underground, and Signal Station. We had the honor of being hosted at the Underground.

Browse the menu which is an old-fashioned newspaper and get treated to cocktails with an eccentric twist, such as the Winston Churchill which is served in a Winston Churchill-shaped glass, the Vera Lyn which is served in a Vera Lyn-shaped glass, or the Keep Marm and Carry On which is served in a teacup with biscuits.

They also offer a great selection of delicious snacks. So, don't be afraid to come here hungry. This is another bar you'll want to make sure you book ahead as it's popular with Londoners and tourists, alike.